Calcii Chloridum. Calcium Chloride. CaC12=110.65. Source. - Obtained by neutralizing Hydrochloric Acid with Calcium

Carbonate and evaporating. CaCo3+2Hc1=CaCl2+Co2+H2O. This is rendered anhydrous by fusion at the lowest possible temperature.

Characters

White, slightly translucent, hard fragments, odorless, having a sharp saline taste and very deliquescent. Solubility. - In 1.5 parts of water and in 8 parts of Alcohol.

Dose, 5 to 20 gr.; .30 to 1.20 gm.

Action and Therapeutics of Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride, outside of the body, increases the rate of coagulation of the blood and produces a firmer clot. It has been employed in the treatment of chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, and has been recommended by See for gastric catarrh and fermentative dyspepsia. Its most important use is for the haemorrhages of scurvy and haemophilia. If maximum doses are administered for several days previously, it is often possible to perform operations upon bleeders. It may be of use in haema-temesis and haemoptysis, and, possibly, also for aneurism.

7. Calx Chlorata, see Chlorine.

8. Calcii Hypophosphis, see Phosphorus.

9. Calcii Bromidum, see Bromine.